San Diego-based dub rockers Slightly Stoopid have have confirmed plans and the initial lineup for their third annual Closer To The Sun destination event. Set to take place from December 14th – 18th the the Now Sapphire Resort in Puerto Morelos, Mexico, the event has announced three shows from the hosts, along with two performances each from the Dirty Heads, Matisyahu, Stick Figure, and Tribal Seeds with additional acts and special guests to be announced in the near future.Slightly Stoopid band member Miles Doughty states, “Closer to the Sun is the ultimate pre-holiday get away for fans and the bands. From the beach to the cenotes and ruins, the Mayan Riviera is truly a special place. We’re looking forward to getting back to Puerto Morelos and having some holiday fun in the sun hanging with all of our friends! There is nothing better than being able to jam with your friends in paradise on the beach. Come spend the holidays with the Stoopid family!”On-site, the event promotes a full schedule with artist-hosted activities and workshops, an autograph signing, pool contests, beach side games, and impromptu jam sessions, bringing fans and artists together on a vacation in paradise.Rooms will be available for booking starting May 18th, and can be found HERE.
After years of waiting–and a slew of James Murphy Facebook soliloquies about recording status and ticketing controversies—LCD Soundsystem has officially announced their new album, American Dream, and a substantial run of worldwide tour dates in its support. An extensive tour was announced last month, and now, the band adds additional shows to three cities to complete the experience. LCD Soundsystem will perform an extra night at The Anthem in Washington D.C., the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, and at The Fillmore in Philadelphia this fall.This summer, they’ll headline festivals like Ottawa Bluesfest, Pitchfork Music Festival, and Forecastle Music Festival, in addition to their previously announced set at Fuji Rock Festival. The rest of the tour will see the band play extensively throughout the fall and winter following the album’s September release.American Dream will be released on September 1st, 2017 via DFA/Columbia Records. It marks their first new studio release since 2010’s This Is Happening, and will include the previously released singles “call the police” and title track “american dream.” You can listen to “american dream” and “call the police” below:You can see a full list of LCD fall dates below:07/23 – Byron Bay, AU @ Splendour in the Grass07/28-30 – Niigata Prefecture, JP @ Fuji Rock Festival09/08 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega09/09 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega09/11 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso09/12 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso09/13 – Paris, FR @ L’Olympia09/14 – Paris, FR @ L’Olympia09/16 – Manchester, UK @ The Warehouse Project09/17 – Manchester, UK @ The Warehouse Project09/19 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland Ballroom09/22 – London, UK @ Alexandra Place10/17-18 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem*10/21 – Atlanta, GA @ Roxy Theatre10/22 – Atlanta, GA @ Roxy Theatre10/25 – Miami, FL @ James L. Knight Center Theater10/27 – New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Music Experience10/30 – Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory10/31 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater11/03 – Detroit, MO @ Masonic Temple11/09 – St. Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium11/11 – Broomfield, CO @ 1st Bank Center11/14-15 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium*11/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium11/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium11/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium11/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium11/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium12/02 – Montreal, @ QC @ Bell Arena12/03 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre12/05-6 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore*12/06 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore12/08 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena12/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel12/23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel*New Date
MEMPHIS, Tenn. >> Marc Gasol’s dominance is making one of the NBA’s best frontcourts even better.Gasol had 30 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 107-91 victory over the Clippers on Sunday night. It marked the second straight game Gasol has recorded at least 30 points.The victory left Memphis with the league’s best record (12-2) behind a more aggressive Gasol, who is complementing his jumper with moves to the basket this season.“There was no doubt in my mind that Marc would be aggressive,” point guard Mike Conley said. “Once you see the 12-2 start, we’re going to tell him to go get 30 every night.” Jamal Crawford scored 19, and J.J. Redick finished with 15, going 3 of 6 from outside the arc.Blake Griffin scored 12 points, but was 5 of 17 from the field.The Clippers, who were averaging 103.5 points, had their nine-game streak of scoring at least 100 points on the road end.“Once they got the lead, it was hard to get back into the tempo of the game,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “I thought the second half we lost our way a little bit.”Paul tried to guide the Clippers back into the game after halftime, scoring 13 points in the third, and The Clippers got within eight points. But Memphis rebuilt the lead to 25 points in the fourth as Rivers relied on his reserves to try and erase the deficit. The Los Angeles bench made a run to get within 15, but Memphis never let them get any closer.Rivers recognized that a different Gasol has made the Grizzlies more dangerous.“I don’t know if he has been on a good diet, but he looks great and is playing great,” Rivers said. “The Grizzlies seem to have that edge. They aren’t messing around.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Gasol opened the game with a pair of jumpers, then began taking the ball to the basket. The result was 12 first-quarter points as Memphis erased the Clippers’ only lead of the game and built the advantage to 25 by the fourth.“When you make jumpers, it forces the defense to come out,” Gasol said. “It creates shots for other people, and I’m happy with that.”Six Grizzlies reached double figures. Courtney Lee added 13 points for Memphis. Tony Allen had 12 points, while Beno Udrih and Quincy Pondexter had 11 points apiece off the Memphis bench. Zach Randolph had 10 points.The Clippers, who won their first two on a seven-game road swing, didn’t execute early, and didn’t have an answer for Gasol.“We really have to come out executing and aggressive and hit first,” said Chris Paul, who led the Clippers with 22 points, five assists and four steals. “We really have to do a better job of doing it consistently.”